Sam Fury has had a passion for survival, evasion, resistance, and escape (SERE) training since he was a young boy growing up in Australia. This led him to years of training and career experience in related subjects, including martial arts, military training, and outdoor pursuits. These days, he spends his time refining his skills and sharing what he learns via his books and blog. www.SurvivalFitnessPlan.com.
Emergency Roping and Bouldering is part of the author's Escape,
Evasion, and Survival Series. As he says, when faced with danger,
we have two main options: flight or fight. This book examines
aspects of flight, specifically how to use rope in an emergency and
how to rock climb without technical equipment. Other manuals in the
series study escape and evasion, urban and wilderness survival,
water rescue, and wilderness first aid.
Sam Fury's survival skills focus on "minimalism," surviving with little or no special equipment. In this brief manual, the only equipment is a good rope. Of course, to get the most out of a rope, one has to be able to tie a good knot. The author maintains that ten fundamental knots are all that are required, so he begins there. With careful instructions and helpful illustrations, the reader is soon at home with an array of knots that will also be helpful in ordinary situations where survival isn't at risk. Then Fury takes it a step further, teaching us how to use a rope to cross a river, rappel down a rock face, even create a gill net to catch food.
From there he teaches us the basic skills of "bouldering," or rock-climbing without special gear. He describes the "how to" with step-by-step instructions and illustrations to clarify his points.William J. Cook
This is a great read for anyone that needs to learn how to rope in an emergency. I have watched videos on how to tie the rope correctly but I have failed many times over and over again but after reading this, I have successfully done it.
Pleased with purchase, was as described, promptly shipped. Chapter on bouldering interesting. Knowing how to use a rope in an emergency could be useful.
Use for reference. Liked that it had basics in a small package. Can have more books and subjects without fluff.